Brian Stokes Mitchell was born on Halloween in Seattle, Washington. Since his father was a civilian electronics engineer working for the Navy, his family traveled throughout the Far East, living for several years in the Philippines and Guam.
At age 14, Mitchell’s family moved to San Diego where he began appearing in plays in high school. He began his studies at the San Diego Junior Theatre and performed at the San Diego Civic Light Opera and the Old Globe Theatre. It was the Twelfth Night Repertory Company, an Emmy-Award winning, multicultural improvisational group, which brought Stokes to Los Angeles in 1977.
Stokes’ television career took off with a memorable role on the critically acclaimed series, Roots: The Next Generations. Additional television credits include recurring roles on Glee, Frasier, Trapper John, MD, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Mitchell won a Tony award for his starring performance in a revival of Cole Porter’s musical Kiss Me Kate! in its first Broadway revival.
Stokes currently divides his time between New York and Los Angeles with his wife, actress Allyson Tucker. For more info, go to brianstokes.com.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2011)
A Wonderful Life (2005)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2003-2004)
Man of La Mancha (2002-2003), 2003 Tony Award nominee, Best Actor in a Musical
Sweeny Todd (2002)
King Hedley II (2001), 2001 Tony Award nominee, Best Actor in Play
Kiss Me, Kate (1999-2001), 2000 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards
Ragtime (1998-2000), 1998 Tony Award nominee, Best Actor in a Musical
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993-1995)
Jelly’s Last Jam (1992-1993)
Oh, Kay! (1990-1991)
Mail (1988), 1988 Theatre World Award
Television and Film
Glee (2012) …. LeRoy Barry
Ugly Betty (2010) …. Don Jones
Frasier (2002) …. Cam Winston
Crossing Jordan (2002 ) …. D.A. Jay Myers
Call Me Claus (2001) (TV) …. Cameron
Ruby’s Bucket of Blood (2001) (TV) …. Earl Delacroix
Double Platinum (1999) (TV) …. Adam Harris
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (1999) TV miniseries …. Duke Kahanamoku
Prince of Egypt (1998) …. Jethro
In the House (1996) …. Dr. Stone Clarke
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) TV Series …. Trevor Newsworthy (1994)
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (1993) (TV)
I Yabba-Dabba Do! (1993) (TV) …. Additional Voices
Ernest Green Story (1993) (TV)
Capitol Critters (1992) TV Series …. Additional Voices
Edward II (1991) …. Chorus of Nobility
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) TV Series …. Additional Voices
Ghost Dad (1990) …. Teacher
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988) (TV) …. Bonejangles
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988) TV Series …. Additional Voices
Houston Knights (1987) TV Series …. Sgt. Nat Holliday (1987-1988)
Trapper John, M.D. (1979) TV Series …. Dr. Jacob/Justin “Jackpot” Jackson (1979-1986)
Roots: The Next Generations (1979) TV miniseries …. John Dolan